Photo by Alex Wong
Stepping out of your comfort zone is one of the most uncomfortable thing that anyone can possible do! But guess what, it's one of the best things that you can do for yourself to grow! Growth is an important part of life, I mean think about it who want's to stay stagnant in their life, in their career, or with their style! I know I don't and you shouldn't either. Here are 5 steps to help you get out of your style comfort zone (plus be sure to download the free worksheet to jot down all your new discoveries!):
Observe people in your daily environment.
Look at what people are wearing, but focus on the silhouettes that they are pairing together, look at the colors/patterns that they are mixing together and how they accessorize their outfits.
Decide what resonates with you and try it.
Learn to experiment with your current wardrobe.
Based on what you observed review your current wardrobe and see what you can recreate.
Try new styling tricks.
Imitating an outfit allows you to experiment and find out your individual likes.
It will train your eye to help you figure out how to go about putting a look together (just use imitating for that purpose only, as you begin to figure out your style, it should turn into inspiration.)
Create a style vision board that will reflect the style that you want to have.
Visit style blogs and seek out styles that will work with you and your lifestyle.
Use your visuals as daily inspiration before getting dressed. (i.e style vision board, pinterest board or favorite style blogger whose style resonates with you)
Don't take yourself so seriously!
Fashion is all about having fun and taking risks! Don't be afraid to express yourself.
Finding your own sense of style should be a fun journey!
By taking these 5 steps you will learn more about yourself and your style. Make mistakes and learn from them! Learn what you liked and dislike, and guess what, mistakes will help guide you towards getting closer to figuring out your style. The only way to figuring out your personal style is by trying different silhouettes, colors and aesthetics! So observe, experiment, imitate, visualize and have fun while doing it!
Believe it or not this will bring you closer to narrowing down what you like and dislike. As well as getting closer to creating the style you want and stepping outside of your comfort zone.
I created a free printable for you to jot down your notes!